SMS / Contact Display Question


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  1. Android222

    Android222 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi everyone,

    I've had a search about the internet and this forum for an answer / eureka moment to my question but can't seem to find anything so I suspect it might not be possible.

    Anyhoo...

    The majority of my contacts have pictures against them and I'd like to see their ugly mugs when I receive a text from them instead of the notification bar in the top of the screen - is this possible?

    Thanks

    J
     

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  2. nacatomi

    nacatomi Well-Known Member

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    If you use Handcent SMS it comes up with a sms preview with pic a la iphone.
     
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    Android222 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cheers man, I'll have a look at it.

    I think I've maybe already seen it on the market and been put off by some of the negative reviews but I'm perhaps being overly cautious after the nightmare of the Nokia Ovi Store!
     
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    Not run into any probs myself other than the LED sticking on but they soon fixed it with an update.
     
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    Android222 Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok, follow up question...

    Is there any way I can disable the default sms program / client to stop me having to view and subsequently delete two messages?
     
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    If you go into the defualt message app, click Menu->Settings you can turn notifications off, so that only your new message app will alert you.

    I think that is right.
     
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    Android222 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks StereO, I figured that might be the workaround, shame there's not a more permanent option!
     
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    nacatomi Well-Known Member

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    Other than taking space theres nothing that bad about this other than possibly some memory usage. Both apps will be reading the same internal database of messages so there isn't any duplication of data. Its just like having Internet Explorer and Chrome installed at the same time, you just choose your default but the others there if you still need it for any reason.
     
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    Android222 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm not sure why or even if it bugs me to be honest, I think it's the tinkerer in me that wants to preen and prune to my hearts content!

    Thanks for the recommendation - seems to be working out pretty well so far:D
     

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